Compare 2016 Chevrolet Volt vs 2016 Tesla Model S

2016 Chevrolet Volt
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5-Door HB LT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Volt 5-Door HB LT 43 42 $31,843 $33,170
Volt 5-Door HB Premier 43 42 $36,019 $37,520
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2016.5 4-Door Sedan AWD 60D
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Model S 2016.5 4-Door Sedan AWD 60D N/A N/A N/A $73,000
Model S 2016.5 4-Door Sedan AWD 70D N/A N/A N/A $76,500
Model S 2016.5 4-Door Sedan AWD 75D N/A N/A N/A $79,500
Model S 2016.5 4-Door Sedan AWD 90D N/A N/A N/A $89,500
Model S 2016.5 4-Door Sedan AWD P100D N/A N/A N/A $134,500
Model S 2016.5 4-Door Sedan AWD P90D N/A N/A N/A $109,500
Model S 2016.5 4-Door Sedan RWD 60 N/A N/A N/A $68,000
Model S 2016.5 4-Door Sedan RWD 70 N/A N/A N/A $71,500
Model S 2016.5 4-Door Sedan RWD 75 N/A N/A N/A $74,500
Model S 4-Door Sedan AWD 70D N/A N/A N/A $75,000
Model S 4-Door Sedan AWD 85D N/A N/A N/A $85,000
Model S 4-Door Sedan AWD 90D N/A N/A N/A $88,000
Model S 4-Door Sedan AWD P85D N/A N/A N/A $105,000
Model S 4-Door Sedan AWD P90D N/A N/A N/A $108,000
Model S 4-Door Sedan RWD 70 kWh Battery N/A N/A N/A $70,000
Model S 4-Door Sedan RWD 85 kWh Battery N/A N/A N/A $80,000
Pricing
Invoice Price
$31,843
N/A
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$33,170
$73,000
Monthly Payment Estimate
$553 / month
$1217 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
8.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The new 2016 Chevy Volt improves on its predecessor in every way that counts, and its 53-mile range is unsurpassed among plug-in hybrids—meaning its biggest weak spot is GM’s ability to explain and market it. There's still no direct competition for the 2016 Tesla Model S, which offers elegant design, 240 miles or more of all-electric range, and jaw-dropping acceleration in the higher-end models. It's one of a kind.
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Fuel Economy
City
43 mpg 0 mpg
Highway
42 mpg 0 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Large Cars
Number of Passenger Doors
4 -
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
34.70 35.4
Front Head Room (in)
37.80 38.8
Second Hip Room (in)
51.30 54.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.50 57.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
90.0 94
Second Head Room (in)
35.80 35.3
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.20 55
Front Leg Room (in)
42.10 42.7
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
53.70 55
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.20 77.3
Track Width, Front (in)
60.60 65.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - -
Length, Overall (in)
180.40 196
Height, Overall (in)
56.4 56.5
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.80 66.9
Wheelbase (in)
106.10 116.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
10.6 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
- 26.3
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
- 58.1
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.87 x - TBD - 14
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.00 x - TBD - 14.4
Brake Type
Regenerative 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
8.9 -
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.0 -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.7 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.40 -
Steering Type
Electric Pwr Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P215/50R17 P245/45WR19
Rear Tire Order Code
5GP NA
Front Tire Size
P215/50R17 P245/45WR19
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
5GP NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3543 4647
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.0 19 X 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.0 19 X 8
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.4 -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - -
Engine
Fuel System
Direct Injection -
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
294 -
Engine Order Code
L3A NA
Displacement
1.5L/91 -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
149 518
Engine Type
Gas/Electric I4 Electric
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
42 -
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined
106 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
42 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
43 -
Battery Range (mi)
53 218
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 8.28
Clutch Size (in)
NA -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Trans Type
1 1
Drivetrain
Front wheel drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
NA -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Trans Order Code
MKV NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.64 9.73
Summary
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Volt Tesla Model S
Body Style
Hatchback Hatchback 2016.5
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs Double Wishbone
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
NA -
Suspension Type - Rear
Compound Crank Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs Multi-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Double Wishbone
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
1.3 -

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